Taxonomic history

Xyleborus diversepilosus (Eggers), 1941b: 224.

Xylosandrus diversepilosus (Eggers): Browne, 1963: 55.


2.4 mm long; 1.92 times as long as wide. This species can be distinguished by its large size; elytral disc flat, longer than declivity; declivital face steep, abruptly separated from disc; elytra appearing obliquely truncate; posterolateral margins of elytra carinate to interstriae 7; declivital face with four apparent granulate striae (striae 5 short, converging with striae 4 forming a loop); declivital face convex; declivital striae glabrous; interstriae granulate, granules multiseriate, confused with a row of erect hair-like setae longer than the width of 1−2 interstriae , granules with an erect hair-like seta; strial granules 2−3 times larger than those of interstriae; pronotum longer than wide, from dorsal view conical frontally (type 6) and lateral view taller (type 2), summit at basal quarter, basal quarter shagreened, dull, densely punctate; and broad, dense mycangial tuft on the pronotal base.

May be confused with

Xylosandrus beesoni, X. borealis, X. discolor, and X. subsimiliformis


China (Fujian, Guizhou), Taiwan

Host plants

recorded only from Magnolia grandiflora (Magnoliaceae) (Smith et al. 2020b)

DNA data

specimens not available for sequencing